SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
September 21, 2004, Himmel Library Meeting Room
Present: Skip Andree, Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, Janys Neill, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys; Laddie Stewart-Hall,
Absent: John Wilder
Guests: Randy Downer, Rick Stertz, Ned & Sue Egen, Paul Mackey, Joan Johnson, Michael Guymon/Ward VI
Presenters: City of Tucson Dept. of Transportation: Trace Tang, Planner & James Glock, Director; Real Estate Division: Administrator John Updike and Kim McKay; Carol Ostrander, Pima Council on Aging
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by O’Dowd.
Minutes of the 8/10/04 and 9/1/04 meetings and the agenda were accepted.
Treasurer’s Report as of 8/31/04:
Regular shares 61.87
Checking account 933.85
Money Market account 21,359.16
Leon also circulated a statement of income & expenses for the period 1/1/04 to 6/30/04, as well as a 2004 membership list. He has been informed by the Accts. Receivable section of the City of Tucson that SHNA owes no money. Motion made by Leon, seconded by Frank that the annual liability insurance for the board in the amount of $987 be paid. Carried.
Call to the Audience:
1. Trace Tang was excused because of illness, but is rescheduled for the October meeting to report on the 3rd Street crossing.
2. Paul Mackey reported on maintaining trash pickup in the alleys.
3. Carol Ostrander distributed various materials, focusing on “Neighbors Care Alliance”, involving outreach by homeowners associations and faith communities.Janys and Carolyn volunteered to apply for a $1,500 United Way grant -- deadline of 10/1. Motion by Carolyn, seconded by Skip that the grant be pursued. Carried.
4. John Updike & Kim McKay discussed the City’s purchase of the Don Mackey Building, 2121 E. Broadway, and its position on the development process and the sale of the land and building to a developer, inviting feedback from the board regarding the concept of removing the building and constructing a buffer. Motion made by Skip, seconded by Gail, that a committee of members of SHNA (to include 1 board member) be formed to work with the City, which will report all progress of sale of the building. Passed.
1. CCRC: Soltys reported on the following issues: Noise from UMC & DMAFB aircraft and athletic dept. loudspeakers; special events parking; predatory development in the Jefferson Park/N. University neighborhoods (need to work with like-minded to come up with some principles-City and UA acknowledge this); 3 examples of LDO variances.
2. Historic Preservation: Laddie to draft letter to Dionne Bret Harte, acknowledging her consent that Southwest Foundation funds be used for purposes other than the water tower restoration. It was suggested that a recreation station be set up at the water tower during the Home Tour in 2005.
3. Zoning: Carolyn reported that:
a. She has received the Memorandum of Understanding re Sam Hughes Place;
b. The property for sale at 5th & Country Club will remain a church;
c. Property at 2217 E. 1st got LDO; no objections were filed.
d. SHPO received the plans re the Sam Hughes School Activity Center and responded: “No adverse effect on historical significance of Sam Hughes School.” Discussion ensued if architects should be hired to do a site concept, using some of the Southwest Foundation funds. Fred would be willing to make a call to Jim Garrison at SHPO. Motion made by John, seconded by Skip that up to $3,000 be spent on concurrently preparing a conceptual plan and exploring the possibility of legal action. Carried.
4. Traffic:3rd Street crossing presentation postponed to October meeting.
New Business: Motion by Frank, seconded by Skip that the board vacancy (created by Elizabeth Parker’s resignation) be filled by Rick Stertz. Carried. His info is: 204 N. Sawtelle Ave., 325-8387; fax 325-2883, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5102 E. Pima, 325-7721, email@example.com